Compensation for victims of gross violations of human rights.

1990/35. Compensation for victims of gross violations of human rights

The Commission on Human Rights, Bearing in mind Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities resolutions 1988/11 of 1 September 1988 and 1989/13 of 31 August 1989, Deeply concerned over the substantial damages and acute sufferings caused to individuals, groups, communities and peoples as a result of gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, Recalling the United Nations standards for compensation so far adopted, in particular article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 14, paragraph 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article 6 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, article 14 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and articles 8 to 21 of the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power (General Assembly resolution 40/34 ), as well as relevant provisions of regional human rights instruments, Considering the importance of further developing international standards and of filling remaining gaps in order to ensure that victims of gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms have an enforceable right to restitution, compensation and rehabilitation, as appropriate, fully recognized at the international level. Recommends the following draft resolution to the Economic and Social Council for adoption: [For the text, see chap. I, sect. A, draft resolution III.] 48th meeting
2 March 1990
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. X.]

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